Sexual predators and frustrated men are a huge problem in India. A taxi driver started harassing a Mumbai based blogger by showing her his private parts while driving but justice was denied shortly.
We live in an age where people are more inclined towards adapting western trends, gathering more knowledge & education and a sense of sustainable development. But, then, there are is also a huge flock of people who are shameful, sexually depressed, rigid and have criminal tendencies. One such forgetful man who drives a local taxi in Mumbai was shot & recorded when he stooped down to the bottom most level. This comes as a surprise as Mumbai is considered one of the safest cities for women in India.
A 21-year-old law student and blogger from Mumbai, Debaleena Saha faced her worst nightmare when she decided to take a local taxi on 27th June with her mother and sister when she booked a local taxi from Siddhi Vinayak temple to her destination.
She wrote, “It took me hours to think if I should share this or not, but I am sharing it now. (Before you judge me based on what I was wearing I was wearing normal jeans and top) We were on our way from Siddhivinayak temple, and took a local taxi (worst decision ever). This driver, as soon as I got into this local taxi, opens his zip, was staring at me, objectifying, & was stimulating his genitals ( I wish I could record that) every time he took halt on signals.”
The smart woman went LIVE on Instagram to report it all as it happened before he could have gone further more with his lust. It all happened in the morning and to add to the shock, the driver refused to stop the vehicle after several instances by Debaleena. Watch the video here…
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SHAME !!!! It took me hours to think if I should share this or not, but I am sharing it now, . (Before you judge me based on what I was wearing I was wearing normal jeans and top) We were on our way from Siddhivinayak temple, We took this local taxi( worst decision ever) taking my mom & sister to Nariman Point on my way from Dadar, This driver as soon as I got into this local taxi, opens his zip ,was staring at me objectifying& was stimulating his genitals ( I wish I could record that) every time he took halt on signals ,Making me feel so uncomfortable, it was morning 9:30 am, Being in Mumbai I always felt safe and have never come across any such situation before, It’s called safe city, But if people like this can make someone like me who is local resident of this city go through this, I wonder what women coming from other city could have gone through, it’s not the city to be blamed but such people , Yes I got down abruptly in middle and no he wasn’t letting us get down until I forced voice, I said this where I could see Mumbai police around, later he started saying sorry, stating he was poor but excuse me, being poor doesn’t give you right to sexually harass someone, What if it would have been late evening , me alone in this same situation, I always heard about all this untill today I experienced this shit . Update – FIR is filled and I didn’t share this to feel victimised but to make all the women out there feel powerful and raise their voice when &where needed. Also up till he is not arrested I would suggest you guys to not board this taxi MH01 BT7115. #Shame #speakup #raiseyourvoice
As you can see, this shameful man opened his zip of his pants and took out his private parts to scar Debaleena and she kept her cool despite him not stopping the car probably in order to save her mother and sister who were sitting in the backseat. She had to get out of the car deliberately in an abrupt hurry manner to get rid of the nasty scene which could have gone even more dangerous.
She said in her live chat too, “Yes, I got down abruptly in the middle, and no, he wasn’t letting us get down until I forced voice, I said this where I could see Mumbai police around, later he started saying sorry, stating he was poor.” Debaleena knew that this is not any excuse and finally lodged a successful FIR against the driver and to her happiness, the police after seeing the solid evidence proof which were provided caught the menace and jailed him.
Adding to the nasty story, the Mumbai based blogger said, “The reason I decided to record this, and not attempt to beat him up or something, is because at that moment, anything could’ve happened. He could’ve retaliated and things could’ve gotten worse. These people think they can get away with this, which is why they keep doing it. So many women are too scared to even think at that moment, but they need to be fearful of the laws, and they need to be exposed.”
Well done Miss Saha! We need more women like you.
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